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Ok give me some grief.... I want good critism

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:30 pm
by Badger
Just setting up the webby.

www.ravencrest.co.uk

Open to ideas of how to make it work.

Tried to avoid doing one but the customers give me to much grief for not having one.

8)

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:43 am
by lucy the tudor
Good start, let us know when the rest of the stuff goes on and you'll probably get more comments.
Lucy

Criticism

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:21 pm
by jelayemprins
Spelling :)

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:57 pm
by Sir_John_Thomas
Looks really good, very informative about the products, something that is missing from some other sites, you really need to know what you are spending you're hard earned cash on, will it actually do the job? (unlike some sites that will casually mention that this sword is for SCA, LARP, Re-enacment, YEAH RIGHT)

very good Sir, very good indeed

Now if only you had this up a few weeks ago before I spent all my cash at TORM :wink:

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:29 pm
by House of De Clifford
Are you using the OS Commerce product? cos I've had no end of problems with ours.......ie payments coming through with no idea of what the order is.....we get there in the end due to tracking the customer down via the telephone but longwinded.......be very careful and i hope you find it more user friendly than we have.
Miranda

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:47 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
I can see your shop from here omae! It must be massive b'jesus!

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:49 pm
by JC Milwr
Using Actinic, yes?

Very nice :)

Very very minor things:
On shipping and returns page "All items under 2KG are sent Royalmail." Should be small kg and Royal Mail is 2 words. Also no actual shipping rates as yet.
As I said, really minor!

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:37 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Yeah, I keep getting redirected to some American site trying to sell me Mayan furniture and such shite. How's that for a critque?

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:52 am
by Sophia
Doesn't work properly with either Mozilla or Opera which are my browsers of choice.

Sophia :D

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:36 pm
by Carl / Sir Geoffrey
That link takes me to a page that appears to be owned by Plough Gaskets Direct, but it is full of errors and no content.

(In IE 8.0)

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:49 pm
by Ghost
Carl / Sir Geoffrey wrote:That link takes me to a page that appears to be owned by Plough Gaskets Direct, but it is full of errors and no content.

(In IE 8.0)
mine to

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:50 pm
by lawrence
Yes, I get the Plough Gaskets too, I didn't know ploughs needed gaskets :o

Lawrence

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:23 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
basically you're bolloxed omae, someone has stolen your web site while you were trying on that fancy new harness. Let this be a lesson to you. Be as a merchant and make money not as a knight and make war - Lorenzo D' Medici.

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:47 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Well move faster damn you!

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 12:55 pm
by Annie the Pedlar
Can you put a pic on the front page?
I followed your link, saw nothing of interest and left. It's only because the others commented I went back for a second look.
It actually says on that front page this site is not yet active please come back tomorrow.....not very welcoming........
Happy trading
Annie

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:08 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Your bum looks big in that harness.

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:49 pm
by paul bennett
Annies post seconded!

Also, the thumbnails on the menu pages (I only looked at the "weapons" page) are different sizes, which shifts the position of the text box underneath and makes it look like some are not working properly.

It looks good, and having pictures of absolutely everything is good, but you need a big, friendly front end.

The "life" pictures work better for me - where you have someone actually holding or wearing the kit. Perhaps you could do a set of posed shots wearing as much of the kit as you can, or a couple of complete kits (eg, a huscarl, a clanky, an archer etc). Kind of saying with the first page, "we can kit your whole battlefield out"

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:06 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Especially if you start to stock other non fighting stuff as well, like shoes, bags clothing.
I might even know a model or two who could help you out.

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:20 pm
by Medicus Matt
A few things....

Why is the scutum listed under 'Suits of Armour'...or do they come in pairs, front and back?

And why are 'HELMETS', 'LEGS' and 'AXES' all listed in capital letters? Is Brian Blessed selling them?

It'd be nice if you stopped calling it chainmail too.

Oh, and that's not a 'scramasax'...it's a seax.


The listing system seems a bit odd. It starts with a type (AXES) then goes to a specific ethnicity (English), then a period (Medieval...big bloody period)....so is something listed under axes not to be viewed as English or medieval?

Either break it down by weapon type or time period.

Layouts nice though, and I like the colour scheme.

I hate computers

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:20 pm
by Badger
Think i've fixed some of the errors now.
Hit computer really hard and now it listens a little bit to me.
But seriously keep the coments coming, i want to get this user friendly :lol:
Off fighting for my son again Thursday Friday so wont get much done.
Heather swears at me when i ask her to do it.
Thats a different subject though... :roll:

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:13 am
by Marcus Woodhouse
Well personnallly i'm glad to have been given the chance to buy some lovely puppy in your pocket toys off Pretty Polly.

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:00 pm
by Badger
Hehe Had to be done, could not resist adding the link for those that do not approve :lol:

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:25 am
by Marcus Woodhouse
Adding an events section was a good idea.

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:01 am
by Badger
Getting there, just so many things to do, so little time :lol:

Only got another 5000 items to list on this site then i can have a break.

comment on the aromatherapy

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:29 pm
by Fiona Bailey/Moll
bit of a diversification?...it's a shame these are listed at the top on the left as bright green/blue/pink etc hair dye isn't really what you expect for reenactment gear

:-)

comment on the aromatherapy

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:30 pm
by Fiona Bailey/Moll
bit of a diversification?...it's a shame these are listed at the top on the left as bright green/blue/pink etc hair dye isn't really what you expect for reenactment gear

:-)

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:48 pm
by Badger
:lol: you have a good point.
Still learning how to get these websites to do what I tell them.

Wait till I get the Basques, body jewellery and other none Reenactment related bits up. Or pop in the real shop and get really confused. :shock:

Thanks for looking though, I'll see if the menus on the left can get cleaned up.

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:54 am
by Marcus Woodhouse
Good to see you again mark, small Jim was mighty pleased with the rondel dagger he bought off you.
The new swords you have are top dollar.

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:19 pm
by British
Love the 14th century boots

Re: Ok give me some grief.... I want good critism

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:07 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Are you going to be trading at Wrest Park Mark?